Australian A-League Football: Bon Jovi at The Heart of New Australian Side

James WillisAnalyst IJuly 24, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - JULY 31: Musician Jon Bon Jovi attends a championship rally at City Hall on July 27, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bon Jovi and fellow investors celebrate the Philadelphia Soul's victory at ArenaBowl XXII in New Orleans, defeating the San Jose SaberCats for the Arena Bowl championship title. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
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The Australian A-League is not the best known league in the world, nor is it the best quality. However, that is for the simple reason that it is still reasonably new and undeveloped.

The league contains 11 teams, with Melbourne Heart being the 11th side joining in time for the 2010-2011 season. The other teams include one from New Zealand (Wellington Phoenix) and nine more from Australia (Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Gold Coast United, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, North Queensland Fury, Perth Glory and Sydney FC). A further new team, Sydney Rovers, is expected to join for the 2011-2012 season.

With the expansion of the league comes added interest. The growth of the Australian game has led to much more interest in it's domestic league and now looks to have attracted a particularly big name.

Jon Bon Jovi, the popular rock star and lead singer of Bon Jovi, has invested in four premium membership season tickets in new side Melbourne Heart. The club's number one international ticket holder has promised to donate these seats for each home game to fans who otherwise wouldn't have the money to attend.

Bon Jovi was quoted saying "I like to pour my heart into whatever I do, so supporting Melbourne Heart FC seemed pretty natural, but I wanted to see if I could share that feeling with Heart fans".

Bon Jovi are set to tour Australia during December and Jon Bon Jovi will no doubt be looking to visit some of Melbourne Heart FC's home games in person.